S3 Episode 6 – Hon. David Onley on Accessibility

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In 2005, the Province of Ontario passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA), with the primary goal of making the Province fully accessible by 2025. With that end date only 6 years away, disability advocates are raising concern the Province has done relatively little to meet that deadline. Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor, Hon. David Onley, is a wheelchair user and very much attuned to the challenges persons with disabilities encounter. In January 2019, he tabled a report with sharp criticism of the Province’s commitment to meet the goals of the AODA. Hon. Onley talks about his experiences as a person with disabilities and why he believes the AODA is a ‘toothless act’.

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